Giraffe - Giraffe LP [12rec.026]
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if you know james' dusty window EP at 12rec. (which you should), you might have a similar expectations compared to the people back in the days waiting for dylan to pick his acoustic guitar. james also plugged in his guitar and turned up the volume- well, most of the time.
the shift from spare and acoustic folk-songs to his current sound of opulent lo-fi progrock hasn't been the decision of a single night. when we got to know him in the summer of 2004, he already talked about his plans to get more into rock- and blues music. the dusty window EP was sort of a last point and set him free to expand his songs with a lot of strange instruments (he's into woodwinds), drums and distortion as well as swirling synth-lines, programmed beats and field-recordings.
in 2006, noone should get shocked by this. like the late elliot smith, james injected his unique style into a more opulent setting. he puts his music on a higher level and prooves himself as a great musician and composer. james manages to focus a dozen different instruments on a four minutes-popsong without loosing tension and harmonical grip. you'll love it.
thanks to andrew a. peterson for the nice cover painting!
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|A Lot Of History In A Very Short Time|
|Not Drunk (In Love)|
|Caucasian On Medication|
|Smoke And Mirrors|
|Lunch On The Gallows / Executioner's Blues|
|Exit Out A Window|
|The Virus Left Behind|
- 2005-12-10 11:18:22
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- James Gardner
Subject: A solid effort
Subject: Excellent work
Subject: 5 stars.
especially tracks 2, 3 and 10 are amazing.
I love it!
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